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The Online Course Coach Podcast | Tips & Interviews on How to Create Online Courses, eLearning, Video Training & Membership Sites

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Tips, tricks, advice and expert interviews with entrepreneurs using online courses, eLearning and membership sites to maximize teaching and profit

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Tips, tricks, advice and expert interviews with entrepreneurs using online courses, eLearning and membership sites to maximize teaching and profit

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Great information- the tips are great and I am learning excellent information. Thank you, I appreciate your hard work, dedication and strong content.

Found and love

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I found surfing.Very solid and taught me a lot. I suggest it.

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32 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
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Great information

By Catseyepi - Dec 20 2019
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Great information- the tips are great and I am learning excellent information. Thank you, I appreciate your hard work, dedication and strong content.

Found and love

By Comediandrinker12 - Oct 01 2015
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I found surfing.Very solid and taught me a lot. I suggest it.
Cover image of The Online Course Coach Podcast | Tips & Interviews on How to Create Online Courses, eLearning, Video Training & Membership Sites

The Online Course Coach Podcast | Tips & Interviews on How to Create Online Courses, eLearning, Video Training & Membership Sites

Latest release on Mar 07, 2019

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Rank #1: Why YOU Should Create an Online Course & How to Plan One

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Online courses seem to be the big emphasis right now, and I get a lot of people asking if it’s just a fad. While we’ve all seen things like social media, membership sites and other things get promoted by the “gurus” come and go...

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Jan 27 2016

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Rank #2: How to build online courses with LearnDash and WordPress by Justin Ferriman

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I've been using LearnDash on several projects over the years, so I wanted to get the founder on the podcast to talk. In this week's Online Course Coach Podcast, Justin Ferriman talks about what this LMS plugin...

The post How to build online courses with LearnDash and WordPress by Justin Ferriman appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Mar 19 2017

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Rank #3: Inside an Online Course Launch with Brandon Lucero

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Brandon Lucero gives us a peek behind the scenes of an online course launch with this interview. He has a successful course called, Local Video Academy, which teaches people who to leverage video to get leads and sales for clients.

The post Inside an Online Course Launch with Brandon Lucero appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Apr 19 2016

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Rank #4: 10 simple ways to make your online course videos less boring

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Learn how to create effective online course videos in half the time. Just go to https://easyvideoforcourses.com to watch the free3-part video series. My new 3-part video series will cover these 3 topics.

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Nov 07 2016

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Rank #5: How to create effective online courses that don’t overwhelm students

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We all want to create effective online courses but most courses are too complex and complicated for students. Here are 6 ways to create effective course videos without overwhelming your students.

The post How to create effective online courses that don’t overwhelm students appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Feb 22 2018

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Rank #6: How to use video and joint ventures to create online courses with Carl Olson – Podcast

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Carl Olson has a deep background, including using video, creating online courses and joint ventures. In this podcast I talk with him about his background and where he's going.

The post How to use video and joint ventures to create online courses with Carl Olson – Podcast appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Jul 07 2015

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Rank #7: 7 Free Ways to Market Your Online Course

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Do you struggle with how to market your online course? Do you worry that you don’t have a large enough audience and that you have to spend a lot on marketing your course? One of the most common questions people ask me is how to market their online courses.

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Apr 06 2016

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Rank #8: How to Price Your Online Course (for maximum success)

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Struggling with how to price your online course and know what people will pay for it? I share 7 strategies to price your online course which can add thousands of dollars to your income with these proven stragegies.

The post How to Price Your Online Course (for maximum success) appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Nov 21 2017

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Rank #9: How to Become an Expert for Your Online Course

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Do you consider yourself an expert in your field? Do you feel like you can’t create an online course yet because you lack the experience or expertise in your field. In today’s Online Course Coach Podcast...

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Aug 25 2016

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Rank #10: How to create video courses from LIVE online and in-person workshops with Marc Grabanski

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Most people that are creating online courses these days follow a similar format. They create video, audio and text based content and sell it.

The post How to create video courses from LIVE online and in-person workshops with Marc Grabanski appeared first on Online Course Coach.

Jul 16 2015

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Rank #11: The Importance of YouTube for Course Creators with Tim Schmoyer

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We all know that getting found on Google is critical to the success of our online course. But did you know that Google owns YouTube and it’s just as important to get found on YouTube which is the #2 most popular search engine (right after Google)? It’s important to not just have quality content on your course but also create helpful content, build an audience and provide value. And you should be doing this on YouTube. In this episode, I talk with Tim Schmoyer about YouTube, Video and how to feel confident in front of the camera.

First of all, we talk about YouTube. Do you have a YouTube channel set up yet? If not, we talk about some reasons why you might want to consider that. We also talk about how to get comfortable in front of the camera.

Tim has some very interesting things to say, some of which I haven’t thought about. I’ve been producing videos for clients since 2003 and I’ve produced a LOT of videos, but even with my experience, Tim brought a different perspective on several different topics which I really appreciate.

And since we’re talking about video today, are you like most of us that struggle with being on camera? Maybe you are uncomfortable or you don’t like doing it, and that has prohibited you from making effective course videos. Perhaps you are like many other people who struggle with the technology side or you don’t want to waste money buying the wrong equipment or software.

Online courses that use video are 83% more effective in helping students remember the information better!

But most people struggle with complicated equipment or software, the cost of buying equipment, or they don’t feel confident in front of the camera. That’s why I created Easy Video for Courses. I’ve taken all the confusion out of the process so you can make effective course videos in half the time, even if you don’t like being on camera. I share some of my go-to resources for creating better videos, whether graphics, stock photos or videos and even PowerPoint templates. So, you definitely want to check out easyvideoforcourses.com to learn more and get the course.

Go to EasyVideoForCourses.com to learn more and get the course.

Now let’s dive right into the interview.

Tim Schmoyer’s Bio

In 2006 Tim uploaded his first video to YouTube to introduce his girlfriend to his family across the country. Others started watching, so he started digging into YouTube to figure out how it worked and in 2011 he became the first creator to start training YouTube creators. Today his company, Video Creators, has been featured by FOX, Forbes, BBC even YouTube themselves as he trains other creators to master the YouTube platform and use it as a place to spread messages that change lives. And he married his girlfriend.

So Tim, thanks so much for being on the Online Course Coach podcast today.

What is your background and how did you get started with video?

I started doing video in 2006 when I was in graduate school in Dallas, Texas. I had just started dating this girl and wanted a way of introducing her to my family back home in Philadelphia. This place called YouTube had just started a few months prior. People were posting videos and watching them, and I thought I could try it too.

We started going out with my girlfriend and making little videos together of the places we went to. I started posting those videos on YouTube for my family to see. We went on to creating videos on our engagement, wedding, honeymoon, first real job, first house, first kids, and more.

Back in the early days when we were dating to our engagement, other people were watching and commenting on our videos. I started trying to figure out how the platform worked, how people found my videos, why they were watching my videos and why they were commenting on them. I ended up on the inquisitive side of trying to figure out how the platform works, how audiences grow, what causes people to watch and get them interested, and I ended up working with Disney, Time Warner, eBay, HBO, and other companies. In the meantime, I got known as the guy who’s trying to figure out how the platform works.

So, here I am today, on a full-time business to help people create online businesses and audiences around their YouTube audience and channels.

What do you like about YouTube creators and why do you focus on that audience?

In the past, there used to be no money involved. People were just creating videos out of the passion to tell stories, to reach audiences, and to express themselves creatively. A lot has happened since then, including YouTube’s change of ownership from a group of guys to Google, and most people coming in these days with the aim of making money out of the platform.

Even so, the people I like on YouTube are those with a mission behind what they are doing. The people who get excited about reaching people and changing their lives, notwithstanding the need to make money and make their practice sustainable.

Why did you create your first course?

There are different reasons as to why. The truth is, if you have videos embedded into your website and people click on those videos and watch them, that’s more time spent on your page. This is a factor that Google looks for ranking web pages. Pages with videos in them that people watch tend to rank higher than simple text pages.

There’s also the fact that a YouTube video itself can rank outside any website. I’m not sure about the current stat but back when the stat came out, it was that making a video with the same content of an equivalent blog post, the video was 52 times more likely to rank on the first page of Google or YouTube than a blog post.

I think the principle is still true that it’s easier to get videos to perform than it might be to enter into a big sea of other bloggers who are trying to get attention.

What is the process you used to create your online courses?

The first I made was actually an e-Book, which was like a lead magnet for me. The second was an EBook called, “30 Days to a Better YouTube Channel”, which is still my number one selling product. It’s kind of an e-course but in a book a format. Later on, I started creating videos of the same content.

What are some ways someone can get comfortable on camera to be truly authentic?

I actually have a whole course on that. Truth is, there’s always a starting point. For instance, my first video was so awkward and I improved over the course of doing about 4,000 videos. Many people tend to think that you have to be outgoing to perform well on camera but surprisingly most YouTubers I know are actually introverts. For me, the focus should be on presentation rather than trying to be comfortable on camera. And just like any other activity out there, you get better at it over time.

Should a course creator create a Youtube channel to build their audience?

It depends on what you want to accomplish. Of course, there are other ways you can build your audience including podcasts, blogs, and others. The biggest advantage that YouTube has over any other medium is its ability to not only tell but also show. I would say that if your aim is to create a deep connection with your audience on a personal level, then YouTube is the best platform to use.

What are some strategies you recommend for someone to grow their audience on YouTube?

My expertise on YouTube is organic growth. I’ve not done any promotions on YouTube or Facebook but growing my channel the best way I can. When it comes to promoting my courses, I’ve always relied on email campaigns. By sending out emails, I try to integrate my audience into my courses just to make them feel part of it and find value in whatever I’m offering them. In so doing, they also help promote my courses to other people, which leads to a larger audience.

What is VideoCreators.com and the courses you provide?

It’s the website that packs all my YouTube course videos including videos, podcasts and even consultation services. Check out the Find Your Voice courses that teaches you how to feel confident in front of the camera.

Online courses that use video are 83% more effective in helping students remember the information better!

But most people struggle with complicated equipment or software, the cost of buying equipment, or they don’t feel confident in front of the camera. That’s why I created Easy Video for Courses. I’ve taken all the confusion out of the process so you can make effective course videos in half the time, even if you don’t like being on camera. I share some of my go-to resources for creating better videos, whether graphics, stock photos or videos and even PowerPoint templates. So, you definitely want to check out easyvideoforcourses.com to learn more and get the course.

Go to EasyVideoForCourses.com to learn more and get the course.

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May 10 2018

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Rank #12: How to avoid online course creation overwhelm & answering your questions

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Do you struggle with being overwhelmed with creating an online course? In this episode, I share how you can stop feeling overwhelmed in your online course and start moving ahead on the next step. I also answer listener questions.

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Jun 13 2016

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Rank #13: Building membership sites and value based pricing with Curtis McHale

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Curtis McHale shares his insights and experiences on membership sites and value based pricing. Most developers don't find a niche they love and can best serve, but Curtis has done just that.

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Aug 13 2015

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Rank #14: 3 Simple Teaching Tips for Better Online Course Videos

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Want a simple strategy for teaching effective online course videos? Use these 3 tips in all your online teaching videos to create more effective course videos.

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Feb 07 2018

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Rank #15: How to create white label online courses for companies with Sharyn Sheldon

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Today I talk with Sharyn Sheldon about how you can create white label courses for companies. Sharyn has quite a unique model compared to most other course creators. Typical course creators create a course for themselves and sell it to the audience. Others are contracted to create a course for a company and that company sells the content to the audience. What Sharyn does is quite different but very intriguing.

She owns contentsparks.com, where she offers business coaches and consultants with professional quality, brandable training programs and marketing materials. Sharyn’s content is the time-saving secret her customers use to expand their reputation, attract new leads, and raise their income.

Let’s hear from Sharyn and her thoughts on creating white label online courses for companies:

What is your background?

Sharyn: My journey to online courses began when I was working for a consulting company. They were doing learning and consulting for big companies. As a consultant, I worked with places like Mary Lynch, MetLife, UBS, JP Morgan and many other financial and insurance institutions. I used to love the job because it was all about designing learning solutions at a strategic level, and that was really where my course creation started. Gradually online became the norm with things like online marketing and content marketing booming. Then I came across Private Label Rights (PLR), where I saw the opportunity to start my business.

You have an interesting business model, how did you think of it and how has it changed throughout the years?

Sharyn:  Well, my thinking was that coaches, consultants, and small business owner shouldn’t have to waste time creating course content when they can be directly helping their clients in sharing their expertise. They don’t need to create the courses themselves but rather benefit from our team of experienced professionals, who have been creating programs for big companies and small businesses for the last 25 years.

So, we provide all the needed materials to teach various courses and all a course creator has to do is tailor it for their market. They can add their names, branding, and inject their own voice and insights. Basically, we help course creators help others.

What process do you take to find out what courses to create?

Sharyn: Picking topics is always a challenge. At the moment because I have a large customer base, I always start by requesting what they or their customers want to know. Another thing I look at is what sold well in the past and I regularly check online for those hot topics. Most importantly, I focus on evergreen topics that will last long.

How long should each lesson be and why?

Sharyn: Most of my lessons are about 2 to 7 minutes long. I would say that a video lesson shouldn’t be more than 10 minutes. The reason is that people start losing focus with very long videos, yet to want them to remember the content. That is for online but if I’m doing something like a webinar, I wouldn’t want to spend more than a minute on one slide. For offline lessons, I advise not to go more than 15 minutes before you start asking questions and getting interactions.

What are some marketing strategies that you’ve had that worked over the years?

Sharyn: I must say that the way I got my first big break was from referrals. Luckily, I had an affiliate program set up and so it was easy for my colleagues to refer people to my site. Since then, email marketing has always worked for me. My email list then led to content marketing. And when I re-branded to Contentsparks, I created a Facebook group for my existing customers. The group has helped me a lot in making repeat sales. I also create a waiting list which I use to notify customers about a new course and that way I get to close sales from the moment I launch a new course.

What is the process you quickly use to create courses?

Sharyn: Actually ours is not that quick process. But, whenever we want to do it quickly, the key is to start at that high-level outline without writing up a lot of the stuff. When we know the topic, we don’t have to write in all the details – bullet points just suffice.

What would you tell someone that’s created a course but hasn’t seen it get the results they were hoping for?

Sharyn: When it comes to results, there are two types; monetary and student success. The first one is if you are making sales while the latter is based on whether your students are getting value from your courses. So I will advise that you get feedback from your students so you know what they need to hear. Once you understand your student’s needs, then it’s easy for you to customize a course for them. When your students know they are getting value from your course, then they’re likely to buy it and, in turn, you make money too.

Where can we learn more about you and what you do?

Sharyn: You can find me at onlinecoursecouch.com/contentsparks, where I also offer my courses. We focus primarily on business coaches and consultants although we do have other people too. At the moment, we are hoping to create a curriculum that pulls together various topics. So, we’re looking to create a membership site where people will learn a wide range of things from the courses.

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May 17 2018

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Rank #16: How Dan Miller uses online courses and digital training products

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I've had the privilege of getting to know Dan Miller over the years. I was first introduced to Dan through his popular podcast, I was able to attend several of his live events (think mini conference) with other entrepreneurs.

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Aug 06 2015

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Rank #17: 5 Strategies to Grow Your Audience for Your Online Course

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Are you trying to sell more online courses but don't have an audience or platform? In order to sell more courses, which means you need an audience to serve. In this podcast episode we talk about 5 Strategies to Grow Your Audience for Your Online Course...

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Dec 15 2016

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Rank #18: The Easy 3-Step Exercise to Finally Launch Your Online Course

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Almost everybody wants to start their own business, like an online course. Take Millennials in the USA, who now outnumber the Baby Boomers, for example.

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Feb 15 2017

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Rank #19: 3 Reasons Why Your Online Course Isn’t Successful and How to Fix It

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I get the opportunity to talk to a lot of people about their courses. And many times the failures could have been avoided. Here are 3 reasons why your online course isn't successful and how to fix it.

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Jun 14 2017

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Rank #20: 3 Effective Ways to Use Video in Your Online Courses

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We all want to use video for our courses. These are the top 3 effective ways to use video in your online courses.

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Oct 28 2016

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